Lost amid all of the excitement for Fallout 4 and the rest of the year's triple-A releases is word that a new strategy RPG is in development for the PlayStation 4 and Vita by Kadokawa Games, the publisher for Rodea the Sky Soldier in Japan.
Formerly announced as Project Code: Tsukiyomi, God Wars is an anime-style tactics RPG with a heavy focus on Japanese mythology, with the main character being a priestess initially condemned to be sacrificed in Mt. Fuji. As you might expect, she manages to escape, then subsequently journeys the land to find out why her mother ordered her death. The story will purportedly merge the world of Kojiki, Japan's oldest history book, with tales from Japanese folklore.
Siliconera reports that God Wars will be based on a jobs-style system with some 30 classes to choose from. In that light, it might not be a significant step forward for the genre, but it is nice to see more tactics RPGs of this type getting developed for a mainstream console like the PlayStation 4.
What's really interesting is that God Wars is apparently being released worldwide, as shown by the game info via 4gamer. If that's the case, then JRPG fans will have another decent option on current-gen consoles and Vita when it launches next year or (more likely) in 2017.
When and if it does launch in the U.S., NIS America seems like a good bet to be the publisher as they have a pre-existing relationship with Kadokawa Games and this is very much in their wheelhouse. More info will be forthcoming, but you can enjoy this teaser trailer for now.
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